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Old 03-29-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Actually Charlotte was one of the few cities that actually saw a *gain* in the real estate market despite what was happening nationwide. I actually just bidded on a house and lost on a bidding war.

The job market here is pretty competitive but there are jobs. But there arent too many companies here which is why it's so competitive. They pay pretty well especially the big banks if you can get in (wachovia and bank of america). Most ppl in uptown work at those banks.

The weather is nice in the winter cuz you dont get much snow, the summers get a little hot but not humid. So it's bearable.

The traffic sux. On Friday it took me one hour to get to Mooresville from uptown when it takes usually only 30 minutes. If you live in the south, to go about 6 miles, takes about 20 minutes. Some days are better than others.

Hope this helps!
We have threads on those stats re: the "gains" in the CLT market - and have hotly debated how those figures were derived - and what the next two quarters will look like.

As for traffic - yes - it can be aggravating - especially if you are N and commuting back to the city. However, I live in S. CLT and I do not experience going 6 miles in 20 mins (except maybe 485 at rush hour?) - I rarely get stuck in traffic - and indeed, am about 13 miles from the airport and get there in about 18 minutes at any time of day/nite.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:36 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies. Any suggestions on areas or thing we should we we visit the city later in the summer or early fall?
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Thanks for all the replies. Any suggestions on areas or thing we should we we visit the city later in the summer or early fall?
Will you have children w/ you?

Here is a link, wh/ is an index on archived threads having to do with "things to do in CLT"

Threads on Things To Do In Charlotte Metro

Hope that helps!

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Old 03-29-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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No Children, yet! :-P

As far as living in Charlotte, does it feel smaller or bigger then it really is. I know Columbus, OH has a small town feel even though it is the 15th largest populated city in the nation.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I think Columbus is a little more progressive IMO .

Charlotte may seem small at first glance but the area is rather large. For instance from the north end on a really good traffic day (late at night lol) It takes me around fifty minutes to go from the north end to the south end. The same for west to east direction.

The uptown area is seeing a spike in uptown living that basically has occured within the last 10 years it use to be a 9 to 5 buisness suit enviroment.

Charlotte uptown comes across as feeling new and clean.
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